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Oct 23, 2012
Media event appetizers
5 Tips to Stay Sane While Planning an Event

Some people get a little freaked out when a special event is fast approaching. It might be your dad’s sixtieth birthday, a friend’s baby shower, or an enormous family reunion held at, you guessed it, the [insert your last name here] residence.

When people hear NMC is a full-service public relations firm, most think of press releases, social...

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Sep 25, 2012

by Greg Glynn, NMC Account Executive

Keeping up with changes and trends in social media isn't easy. Sometimes it's hard to know what deserves your attention and what social media you or your business/organization should be using. In this article, I want to help clear away some of the social media clutter and share some advice and tips on what I think deserves the most attention.

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Aug 28, 2012
Maine Moose Calling Championship

by Kevin Gove, NMC Account Executive

Unusual events and festivals are profiled regularly on the National Public Radio program Weekend Edition Saturday. So, the program and host Scott Simon came to mind when I was preparing to pitch stories about the first World Invitational Moose Calling Championship in Rangeley, Maine. I don't know Simon well enough to have his personal e-mail address...

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Jul 24, 2012

by Juli Settlemire, NMC Business Manager

Today, I pinned a photo of Erik Estrada.

When I was a teenager, my friend Rosina Vacchiano (Zeen) was obsessed with Erik Estrada from CHIPS. She would spend hours carefully cutting out his photo and taping them onto her bedroom walls until the whole room was covered floor to ceiling in a glossy shrine of devotion. While the rest of us...

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Jun 26, 2012
Station wagon

Scene, nightfall in a small Maine town. A weary traveler and his family, having driven many miles on the Interstate and back roads, arrives hungry and ready to explore your town. His kids are starving and whining in the back seat. He pulls out his smart phone and searches for restaurants nearby. He is intrigued by your café and, after checking out your website and some reviews, heads off,...

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May 22, 2012
Yard sale signs

by Greg Glynn, NMC Account Executive

When I was studying at Quinnipiac University, I remember learning the four Ps of marketing (product, price, promotion and place), but since then the marketing mix has evolved to include three more Ps—process, physical evidence and people. Having studied and worked in marketing for more than 10 years, I've seen a lot of good and bad marketing ideas...

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Apr 24, 2012
Writing guides

No matter what your profession is, chances are you have to do at least some writing as part of it. That said, writing probably isn’t one of those things that make you want to jump out of bed in the morning and get right to work. Good writing is, however, a highly marketable professional skill. It is also a very powerful tool in shaping ideas, building support, and generating understanding. All...

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Feb 28, 2012
Print media
Three Reasons Why You Should Invest in Print Advertising and Public Relations

Contrary to popular belief, the Internet hasn’t actually murdered the print industry. New media has simply altered the way society interacts with print. First, I’ll do my best to clarify exactly what “went wrong” in the print industry over the last several years. Second, I’ll explain to you why it is in your best...

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Jan 30, 2012

During my workshop at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism, I spoke about creating personas to better target your markets. This is a fun exercise and I encourage you to do it. Break down your customers or guests into three or four categories. Then create a fictitious person or couple to represent each customer group.

For example, if you own a seaside resort in Maine, you might have the...

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Dec 27, 2011
Matt Rideout and Whitney Moreau

In order to successfully share the key messages of our clients, we as PR professionals need to understand the inner workings of the companies or organizations that we are representing. Good communicators are familiar with the daily life of the businesses that they represent, ensuring better and more detailed marketing for clients. By knowing our clients as well as we do, we are able to...

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